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Days Of Judgment

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The need for wisdom was crucial for New England's Puritans, especially at the end of the seventeenth century, as they sought guidance in the wake of church schisms and fullscale Indian wars. In other words, they were experiencing challenges that the Book of Proverbs may have helped them face. Isaac Foster's January 2 sermon is the first in his sermon series from Proverbs, and is mainly concerned with sin and confession, and their relationship to justification. Perry Miller's definition of justification is straightforward. He calls it "the first act of regeneration" and states that it is a stage in which God is fully satisfied that the criteria of his justice and law have been met; hence, the individual is absolved of their sins. Atheism reappears in this sermon, and there is an interesting segment on the nature of secret sin.

Keywords: Atheism; England 's Puritans; Isaac Foster; Perry Miller



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